Skin care capsules have been around for decades, ever since Elizabeth Arden first introduced Ceramide Capsules back in the 1970’s. Today there are capsules designed for just about every skin care concern — redness, irritation, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other signs of UV damage, and sagging skin.
But are capsules worth it? Here, we talk about capsules and their advantages and disadvantages over traditional “bottled” skin care:
Skin Care Capsules Offer Product Stability
Let’s get into some basic chemistry. Molecules are unstable when they combine with other molecules during processes that are both endogenous (within the body, such as human metabolism) and exogenous (outside the body, from pollution, smoking, alcohol, and UV radiation, amongst other sources). The new molecule can have an uneven number of electrons and be known as free radical. This free radical really is a “radical” species: it starts a vicious chain reaction that attacks cells, proteins, and DNA, and makes you age faster!
The body naturally defends against free radicals with antioxidants to impede or slow the chain reaction. Antioxidants like beta carotene and vitamins C and E “break the chain,” stopping free radicals from ripping electrons off of other molecules. Unfortunately, the body does not produce or ingest enough antioxidants to neutralize all of the free radicals. Over time, this means free radicals accumulate a great deal of damage within the body (WebMD).
When you apply skin care products with antioxidants, it is vital that these antioxidants are as fresh as possible. Factors like UV light, heat, and air can cause antioxidants in skin care products to become unstable. A capsule can ensure that the antioxidants in your skin care are as fresh as possible.
Skin Care Capsules are Sanitary
Another benefit of skin care capsules is that they are sanitary. Germs linger in makeup and skin care, with many testers in stores carrying bacteria. A Yahoo!-published investigation with Dr. Susan Whittier, Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology at the microbiology lab at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, demonstrated 36% of samples tested positive for bacteria.
While the bacteria that grows in skin care looks gross, it’s mostly bacteria we would find in everyday life. However, some of this bacteria may exacerbate acne, oil production, or infection. What’s more, some of the strains, like E. coli, can be hazardous to some people who are immunocompromised.
It’s best to keep your skin care as sanitary as possible. Capsules, which are opened within seconds before each use, prevent ingredients from exposure to the multitude of bacteria you (and others) have on your hands each and every day.
Skin Care Capsules May Be Pricey
Of course, like anything else with beautiful packaging, skin care capsules may come at a cost.
Most brands of skin care sell jars or bottles designed to last 30 days. If a product is $60, that is $2 per day.
However, many capsules come at a 20-30% markup over the rest of the line. The additional packaging and material cost must be accounted for by most manufacturers. In addition, many consumers are willing to just pay more for skin care capsules.
Skin Care Capsules May Include Non-Plant Ingredients
Plant-based skin care capsules are better than synthetic skin care capsules. It turns out that plant-based skin care capsules will not bind to or react with the ingredients inside of the capsule, resulting in greater preservation of the product. (All AminoGenesis products contain plant-based capsules!)
An Affordable and Effective Option: AminoGenesis Tripeptinon™
AminoGenesis Tripeptinon™ is a set of 40 capsules with peptides, antioxidants, seaweed, and other lifting compounds designed to help lift, firm and moisturize your skin for the most youthful appearance possible.
As the skin ages, there is a natural breakdown in skin’s collagen and elastin, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, loss of firmness and elasticity. AminoGenesis Tripeptinon™ is an ultra-luxurious serum that absorbs quickly into your skin and begins working with the very first application. It can be used in conjunction with any other AminoGenesis treatment.
One secret ofAminoGenesis Tripeptinon™ is jojoba oil. Regular use of jojoba oil will produce modest swelling, indicative of moisture retention, in the stratum corneum (uppermost layer of skin) after use (Journal of Dermatological Science, 2008). Jojoba oil can also help to increase the penetration of other ingredients into the skin, something that may be useful for anti-acne treatments, such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or retinoids (Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 1984).
Another fantastic ingredient in AminoGenesis Tripeptinon™ is coenzyme Q-10 — also known as ubiquinone. Believe it or not, coenzyme Q-10 is found naturally in the human body as something essential for the production of cells (Mayo Clinic). Coenzyme Q-10 levels are at their highest for the first 20 years of life and then subsequently decrease as we age. However, when applied to the skin, Coenzyme Q-10 has also been shown to penetrate the skin layers and reduce the oxidation, reduce wrinkles, and prevent UVA-irradiation damage (Biofactors).
Last but not least, palmitoyl oligopeptide is a sequence of six amino acids that reads valine-glycine-valine-alanine-proline-glycine combined with a palmitic acid in order to increase penetration through the epidermis. A 2007 study in Dermatologic Therapy suggests that palmitoyl oligopeptide significantly stimulates human skin collagen production in fibroblasts, which may slow the degradation of collagen over time.
Skin care capsules can provide a sanitary, stable delivery system for skin care, which can help you prolong the life of your products.
If you are interested in trying capsules, look no further than AminoGenesis Tripeptinon™ , a special treatment with ubiquinone, jojoba oil, and palmitoyl oligopeptide to help to keep the skin looking firmer and younger!
Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Dimethiconol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ceramide 2, Ubiquinone, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, PEG10 Rapeseed Sterol, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Tribehenin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Fragrance.